Peace Builders Conference - Day 3 Panel Discussions

April 10, 2015, 9 a.m.


830 Westview Drive Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30314, USA

Event Description

The Atlantic Institute, a non-profit organization in Atlanta has partnered with the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College to bringa three-day Peace Builders Conference titled Fostering Dialogues in Education, Ethics and Nonviolent Peacebuilding: Global, Social & Religious Movements Today. 

Over the duration of this conference, featured academics from around the world will come together to speak on panels and present their papers covering a wide range of topics including Peace & Conflict Studies; Ideas & Legacies; Debates on Global Ethics, Morality & Nonviolence; and many more! 

RSVP online. Free and open to the public.

Day 3 Schedule:

9:00 - 11:00am - Panel I
Location: African American Hall of Fame 
Topic: Debates on Global Ethics, Morality, and Nonviolence: Methods and Concepts
Chair: Mansa Bilal Mark King, Morehouse University
I. Donal Carbaugh, University of Massachusetts presenting Three Dimensions for Cultivating Non-violence in Intercultural or Interfaith Dialogue
II. Renat Shaykhutdinov, Florida Atlantic University presenting Religion and Nonviolent/Violent Action: Toward a General Theory
III. Abdelwahab Hechiche, University of South Florida presenting A Muslim Inter-Faith Itinerary and the Categorical Imperative of Tolerance
IV. Ori Z. Soltes, Georgetown University presenting Debate, Definition and Difficulty: Good, Evil, Ethics and Morality in the Abrahamic Traditions

11:15am - 1:00pm - Panel II
Location: African-American Hall of Fame 
Topic: Peace & Conflict Studies: Contemporary Social and Political Issues
Chair: Renat Shaykhutdinov, Florida Atlantic University
I. Sophia Pandya, California State University, Long Beach presenting Hizmet, and the Challenges of Altruism and Peacebuilding in the US
II. A. Dilshod, East Tennessee State University presenting The Nexus between Religion, Social Networking, and Collective Political Mobilization in Central Asia and the Caucasus
III. James Hoesterey, Emory University presenting Diplomacy, Soft Power, “Moderate Islam” in Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry
IV. Jason Tatlock, Armstrong State University presenting The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, the United Nations, and Non-governmental Organizations

2:00 - 3:30pm - Panel III
Location: African-American Hall of Fame 
Topic: Nonviolent Peacebuilding and Relief Activities: Challenges and Opportunities
Chair: Kipton Jensen, Morehouse College
I. Peter Cohen, Clemson University presenting Gandhi’s Satyagraha: A Paradigm for Religious Dialogue Leading to Peace
II. Anwar Alam, Zirve University, Turkey presenting Gandhi and Gulen: Comparing their Views for Peace Building Exercises
III. Jessica Rehman, University of California-Riverside presenting Muslim Men on the Margins: Post-Genocide Cambodian Nation Building and Khmer Masculinities
IV. Jigmey Dorje Lama, Viswa-Bharati University, India presenting Karuna (Compassion): Peacebuilding Through Compassion

3:45 - 5:30pm - Panel IV
Location: African American Hall of Fame 
Topic: Challenges and Opportunities in Politics, Education and Society
Chair: Alexander Daniel Hamilton VI, Morehouse College
I. Jelani Favors, Clayton State University presenting Players and Pawns: Black College Presidents as Peacemakers and Social Agitators in the Jim Crow South 
II. Mansa Bilal Mark King, Morehouse College and Imani Michelle Scott, PhD presenting Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free
III. Robert N. Nash, Mercer University presenting Roger Williams and The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution: God’s Sovereignty, Religious Freedom and the Path to Peace
IV. Parvez Ahmed, University of North Florida presenting Pluralism and Diversity in Islam

5:30 - 5:45pm - Closing Remarks

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